Virtual Basketball Bash
Buoyed by the CMS Stags’ near-perfect record, alumnisome in the comfort of their own homesrelived memories of student-packed Ducey gymnasium with the inaugural Virtual Basketball Bash. On Feb. 21, as the Stags took on the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens in the final game of the season, the action was streamed live online.
Chapter viewing parties took place in Dallas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco, facilitated by an event guide filled with recipesincluding two variations on Sagehen wings and a “Tangy Athena” cocktailand a technology how-to, supplemented with live technical support for the duration of the game.
In true Sixth Street-rivalry fashion, lead changes were frequent as the two teams traded baskets up to the decisive last moments of the game. CMS guard Remy Pinson ’14 hit a clutch three-pointer to give the Stags a two-point lead. Then Pomona-Pitzer guard Kyle McAndrews, fouled while shooting a three with only 0.4 seconds on the clock, calmly sank all three free throws to lock up the Saghens’ victory.
At press time, the Stags (23-2, 12-2 MAAC) entered the SCIAC Postseason Tournament as the SCIAC Champions and top seed, playing for the SCIAC Postseason Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Division III Championships.